Ector County DA Recuses Himself from a High Profile Case

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - The Ector County District Attorney will not be prosecuting a high-profile case.

D.A. Bobby Bland has excused himself in the case involving Odessa attorney Brian Chavez and three others.

Bland tells NewsWest 9, he has known some of the defendants for some time and doesn't want there to be any conflict of interest.

Chavez and his brother were arrested earlier this month along with Bowie football coach Stan Wilkins and an Odessa woman.

They allegedly broke into a home and assaulted the people inside.

Judge Bill McCoy will appoint a prosecutor for the case.